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|Sony Corporation was incorporated on 7 May 1946 as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha. In January 1958, it changed its name to Sony Corporation. The Company develops, designs, manufactures and sells electronic equipment, instruments and devices for consumer, professional and industrial markets as well as game hardware and software. The Company is also engaged in production and acquisition, development, manufacture, marketing, distribution and broadcasting of image-based software, including motion picture, home entertainment and television products and distribution of recorded music. It also provides financial services, including life and non-life insurance operations through its Japanese insurance subsidiaries and banking operations through a Japanese internet-based banking subsidiary. In addition, the Company is engaged in a network services business and an advertising agency business in Japan. The Company’s activities are subject to various governmental regulations in the different countries in which it operates, including regulations relating to various business/investment approvals, trade affairs including customs, import and export control, competition and antitrust, anti-bribery, intellectual property, broadcasting, consumer and business taxation, among others.|
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